Internet search giant Google unveiled on Thursday a refreshed version of its free blogging platform, Blogger.
The updated look of Blogger greets users with a cleaner and more spacious interface in orange and white. The important Blogger tools have been incorporated right into the main window which users can access on logging into draft.blogger.com.
A few of the changes, such as the compatibility with mobile versions of blogs, rich text editor was already available for the Blogger in Draft users. However, the rests, e.g. the overall feel and look, are entirely new.
In addition to that, newly introduced icons and buttons also enhance the streamlined, as well as simplified look, which complements most of the other designs Google has adopted to bring all its brands under a single roof.
Jill Duffy of PC Magazine (opens in new tab) explains, “For example, the new post screen, where users write the content of their blog posts, offers much more text real estate than ever before.”
“A tab called "Earnings" with a trophy icon isn't quite finished yet (a "coming soon" script appears when you click it) but seems to incorporate Ad Sense earnings,” Duffy added.
In related news, Google recently announced that it would change the names of its widely popular services Blogger and Picasa, as well as all other Google products with non-Google names.